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Donald Jacob Emaus

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Gunner on B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars).

Service

People

  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grand Rapids, MI 16 October 1921

Son of Jacob B and Marian Emaus.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 24 March 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Berca 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out POW SW of Foggia, Italy 16 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298.

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 16 August 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIB.

Died Senoia, GA 15 November 2009
Buried Grandville Cemetery Grandville, Kent County, MI 18 November 2009

Grandville Cemetery
Grandville, Kent County, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2021 15:41:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
19 January 2021 20:35:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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